What is another word for gulag?

34 synonyms found


[ ɡjˈʊlaɡ], [ ɡjˈʊlaɡ], [ ɡ_j_ˈʊ_l_a_ɡ]

Gulag, a Russian acronym for Glavnoe Upravlenie ispravitel'no-trudovykh Lagerei (Chief Administration of Corrective Labor Camps), is a term used to describe the oppressive labor camps established by the Soviet Union. However, the word 'gulag' is only one synonym for these brutal penal systems. Others include 'forced labor camp,' 'prison camp,' and 'concentration camp.' These synonyms aptly describe the harsh and inhumane conditions under which prisoners were forced to live and work. The use of different terms highlights the extent to which oppressive labor camps were not unique to the Soviet Union but a global phenomenon that has taken various forms throughout history, always with devastating effects.

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